Making sense of the many toothpaste options
Do you know how to figure out which toothpaste is best for you!
With over 200 toothpaste types out there, picking the right one is absolutely overwhelming. It shouldn’t be surprising that there are many false advertising claims and whitening is one of them.
A whitening toothpaste doesn’t whiten your teeth. Instead, it is extremely abrasive when attempting to remove stains such as coffee, red wine and cigarettes. We have seen many cases where using a whitening toothpaste actually removes your enamel.
Use a paste with gingivitis protection to reduce the bacteria that causes gum disease, bad breath and decay. Tartar protection tooth paste effectively removes plaque from above the gum line.
Toothpaste containing either fluoride or potassium nitrate will help fight tooth decay and can reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
Finally, we recommend using a small pea-sized amount of non-whitening toothpaste on an electric or soft bristled toothbrush for at least two minutes, twice a day. That will keep your hygienist away!
- Whitening does not whiten your teeth
- Be careful not to damage your enamel
- Brush two times a day with a soft bristled toothbrush